Christopher A. D. Charles

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BACKGROUND HIV/AIDS is a problem in developing countries including Jamaica. There are several studies dealing with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica but given the increasing rate of the infection, ongoing studies are necessary. AIMS This study examines the sexual behavior and attitude of non-HIV testers in Jamaica in order to provide research evidence that will direct(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that women's ability to access contraceptive methods depend on their socio-economic, educational, professional status, and the health and well-being of their families and themselves. Therefore, the embarking of the Governments of the Caribbean on important initiatives relating to gynecological matters is very important and(More)
BACKGROUND Health is defined as the presence or absence of illness. This conceptualization of health status is dominant in health treatment and in fashioning the health care system. However, very little research has been done on how Jamaicans view health status and quality of life (QoL). AIMS This article seeks to understand how Jamaicans conceptualize(More)
JBiSE). ABSTRACT The Bellevue and the Hagley Park mental health outpatient clinics in Jamaica serve the majority of psychiatric patients in the country, but there is a dearth of research on medication compliance, which is a very important mental health issue. Medication compliance affects intervention outcomes. Therefore, this study seeks to examine(More)
BACKGROUND The scientific literature is replete with factors that influence the cognitive functionality of older men but no such study has been done in Jamaica. AIMS In this study we report our findings on the cognitive functionality of three cohorts of older men in a rural area. This is the first data published on the cognitive functionality of older men(More)
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